Government pays RD$22 million to Sugar Colonists through CEA

The director of National Assets and honorary member of the State Sugar Council (CEA), Rafael A. Burgos Gómez, delivered a check worth RD$22 million for the concept of the end of the 2021-2022 sugar harvest.

The official reported that “after the administrative processes are completed in the next few days the payment will be made to the workers and workers of the sugar millwho with so much care and sacrifices have given their lives to keep the sugarcane fields in production”.

He assured that with the efforts of all we will continue to recover the productivity of this millto put it at the level of countries like China, Brazil and the United States.

These funds were received by Aurelio Santana on behalf of the Dominican Federation of Sugar Colonists (FEDOCA), who thanked and recognized the Government’s compliance in rescuing the sugarcane sector.

The administrator of the mill, Miguel A. Herrera de la Cruz, stated that “Our goal is to bring the Porvenir mill to grind 500,000 tons of cane and produce 50 thousand tons of sugar, with a yield of 10% and a lost time of 20%".

The director of National Assets highlighted the great interest that President Luis Abinader has in rescuing the sugar industry represented by the Porvenir mill in San Pedro de Macorís and the country.

“We have come to the leadership of these two institutions with the express and strict instructions of President Luis Abinader, to continue working hard on the total rescue of the sugar industry,” reported Burgos Gómez.

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Prior to the act, the executive director held a meeting with the settlers, technicians and representatives of the region’s sugarcane sector, where he received a detailed report on the current situation of the Porvenir mill.

 

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